January, 1999: transparent school:
Happy New Year, dear Tacos :-)
I hope you had a pleasant winter break and I wish you a successful
What would you say if your parents were able to control your school
performance via Internet??
What would you say if your parents would get a password and with this
password could connect to a site where the school publishes certain data
about YOU. Your parents could find out whether you came late to class or
not at all, which grades you received on written or oral tests, or how
well you behave in general.
This special service to parents is offered by a Catholic private school
in Rome, Italy.
Many Italian educators spoke out against this service. Can you imagine
why? Most students don't think it's a good idea, either. Why do you think
How would you react if your school started such a service??
How would you feel? Would you feel watched, controlled, spied on? Do
you ever hide anything from your parents? Or do you tell your parents everything
anyway and they wouldn't find out anything that they don't already know
if they used this service?
The Teenage_Life community is looking forward to your messages and your
dark little secrets :-)
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Last updated March 31, 1999